August 4, 2023, brought Sigourney Weaver back to everyone’s screen on The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart as she took on the role of June Hart. If you have kept up with the series, you will agree June is the best character, and Weaver’s work has been outstanding on every new episode. If you haven’t watched it yet, it is definitely a must-watch in Weaver’s list of projects.
However, this isn’t the only project you should pay attention to if you have fallen in love with Weaver’s talent. There are plenty of films and TV shows to watch and dive deeper into this woman’s long and successful career. If this is your first approach, here are seven projects you should watch next.
Sci-fi fanatics will be familiar with the Alien franchise and its six movies. As the first movie’s title implies, there are plenty of aliens in these movies, alongside humans, a robot, a cat and plenty of action scenes that will satisfy any Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and David Fincher fans.
As for Sigourney Weaver, she joined the franchise as Ripley in the very first movie. After that, she was part of Aliens, Alien³ and Alien: Resurrection. Although her character didn’t return for Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, she gave voice to her character in the video game Alien: Isolation.
In 2009, over two decades after they worked together on Aliens, Sigourney Weaver teamed up with James Cameron for Avatar. For this movie, Weave brought to life the character of Dr. Grace Augustine, the exobiologist in charge of the Avatar Program. As the mission continues, Augustine sympathizes with the Na’vi, leading to her death toward the movie’s end.
However, Weaver returned for Avatar: The Way of Water over a decade later. This time, she has her own avatar, Kiri, Dr. Augustine’s daughter. Augustine also shows up in videos and scenes from the previous movie.
Gorillas in the Mist
In 1983, wildlife expert Dian Fossey published her autobiography Gorillas in the Mist. Five years later, Sigourney Weaver brought Fossey to life on the big screen by portraying the expert in the movie with the same title. For this project, Weaver had to show what life was like for Fossey during the 13 years she spent in the African rainforest.
The movie portrays her life as a wildlife expert as she bonds with the gorillas in this area and begins to worry about their lives. Fossey’s goal was to bring awareness and make people realize that gorillas’ extinction would happen if humans continued to hunt them.
Political Animals was the first series regular project that Sigourney Weaver took on. The show touches upon the complexity of the political world through a former first family. While Elaine Barrish was the former First Lady of the US, she was Secretary of State at the time of the show. However, when Season 1 ends, it becomes clear Barrish will run for president.
Sadly, the show only had one season, and fans couldn’t see where Barrish’s political career went. However, its short season is definitely worth the watch as Weaver does some of her best work and is joined by Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan and Ciarán Hinds.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver took over the big screen together in You Again. The movie follows the story of two generations of high school enemies as they come together for a wedding. While Marni realizes her brother’s fiancée is her high school rival, her mother discovers her son’s fiancée’s aunt is her own high school enemy, too.
As both generations of nemesis try to expose one another and continue to compete the same way they used to, they cause unbelievable chaos during the days leading to and during the wedding itself. Lee Curtis and Weaver took the character seriously, and just like in the movie, they dressed in the same dress for the movie premiere.
For Working Girl, Sigourney Weaver worked alongside Melanie Griffith. While Weaver took the role of the boss, Griffith played her secretary. The secretary gives the boss a great idea, but Katharine Parker runs with it and claims it as her own instead of giving her secretary the recognition she deserves.
However, when Parker ends up in the hospital after an injury, her secretary takes her place to exact revenge. While doing so, she begins a deal with an investment broker. Things turn for the worse when Parker finds out what is happening.
A Map of the World
One thing Sigourney Weaver has done amazingly throughout her career is drama. One of her best was A Map of The World, where she plays school nurse Alice Goodwin. The Goodwins live on a farm with their daughters in Wisconsin, a peaceful life. However, her life changes when there is an accident on her property.